Marine Climate Change Centre (MC3)
Our seas are changing, and around the UK they are changing
potentially faster than any other place on the planet.
Marine climate change is having serious effects
on people's lives, the environment and our economy. Yet, there is
still much that we do not know or fully understand.
Cefas' Marine Climate Change Centre - the MC3 - is a
practical response to the issues addressed within the UK's
Climate Change Act. It co-ordinates the current thinking on
marine climate change issues, investigates gaps in our
knowledge and helps the UK to develop a robust response to these
As such MC3 scientists wrote the marine and
fisheries sector reports for the
Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and will provide
support for the National
- is a nationally recognised centre for analysis and advice on
the impacts of change at our coasts and in our seas
- provides access to the breadth and depth of applied marine
science, as well as expertise in the economics of marine climate
- focuses on
The MC3 is committed to making climate science
programmes and research as accessible as possible. For example, it
hosts the Secretariat for the Marine Climate Change Impact
Partnership (MCCIP). This
partnership brings together scientists, government and
non-governmental organisations to provide co-ordinated
evidence and advice. MCCIP's Annual
Report Card succinctly summarises the current state of our
knowledge on maritime climate change impacts.
The MC3 works with a number of strategic partner
For more information about the MC3 contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.